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Grateful Dead Live at Iowa State Fairgrounds on 1974-06-16

This has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol2. #3"

Set 1

Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
Beat It On Down The Line
Black Throated Wind
El Paso
It Must Have Been The Roses
Jack Straw
China Cat ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around

Set 2

U.S. Blues
The Race Is On
Eyes Of The World ->
Big River
Playing In The Band

Set 3

Tennessee Jed
Me And My Uncle
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship Of Fools
Truckin' ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->
Wharf Rat ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Iowa State Fairgrounds
Location Des Moines, IA

Source S : MR > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN
Transferred by Alan Fink


Original Notes:
d1t01 Bertha- splice @ 4:04; serious mix problems prior to this
d1t07 Sugaree- MR flip @ 3:59
d3t01 Playin'- d/o @0:01, d/o @3:16
d3t02 T.Jed- <1 sec. digi-noise @0:02
d4t03 W.Rat- MR flip @2:50

Editing by Alan J Fink "" using Cool Edit Pro
d2t04 U.S. Blues- 0:00 - 0:21 patched with SBD : ? > C
d3t01 Playin'- 0:00 - 0:13, 3:25 mix patched with SBD : ? > C
d3t02 T. Jed- < 1 sec. digi-noise @0:02 mix patched with SBD : ? > C

Original SHNs,,
via Robert Naylor, Popi not seekable
New SHNs created by Alan J Fink ( MKW.
Sector boundaries verified via shntool.


Reviewer: craw - - March 3, 2011
Subject: hereyago
Reviewer: FrankFoster - - October 1, 2010
Subject: A top 5 of 74
One of my personal favorites of '74. Monster 3-set performance. I have often wondered (and have not yet been able to confirm) if this Wharf Rat here is the lone version which ends without going direcly into another song. It is quite a solid version, and then they tune up before going into GDTRFB.

Other standouts are a fantastic 29 minute Playin' that includes some very cool electronics (which are also used later to funk things up a bit in Truckin') and then the Eyes>Big River is your combination of the evening -- 5-stars, great show.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - September 6, 2010
Subject: Truckin'>Jam
of course the Eyes and China Cat at this show are very fine, though i think there are far better in '74 - like 6/18 (eyes) or 5/25 (china).

as another reviewer said, of special mention tho is the jam following Truckin' - it's not quite 6/28, but it is a very special and unique jam as far as i know - containing many themes (named and unnamed) including Nobody's Fault and the Mind Left Body jams. as usual in '74 phil carries this one to some wicked heights...jaw dropping stuff, one of my very favorite moments of this great great year.
Reviewer: DeepWoodsOff - - August 27, 2010
Subject: I was there.
I was at this show. A guy died from bad acid while waiting for the gates to open.

It was a beautiful June day. Big puffy white clouds marched across the sky all afternoon. When a cloud covered the sun, the band would go into a modal scale. The crowd would all sit down and the dancing would nearly cease. Then the Sun would come back out and the band would switch back into a 12 tone scale. The crowd would rise back up and the dancing would begin again. This went on all afternoon. It was almost like the band was playing the crowd.

So, I am a newbie here. Do I download all the files? I can't seem to stream it.

Reviewer: jlayneringg - - July 23, 2010
Subject: My first live show!!
I'd really like to get a copy of this show. I was 14 and went with my brothers and friends. As the little tag-along brother I soon found myself roaming around on my own. I was familiar with the Dead's music and was excited to at my first concert... which turned out to be my first GD show.

I need a miracle?

Peace, Layne
Reviewer: Jim F - - July 31, 2009
Subject: No Ned...
I think Keith was just getting experimental at this show, and playing a Fender Rhodes, which sounds just great. I love what he does with simple songs like Deal and Ship of Fools with the Fender during this era.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - January 30, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" June 16, 1974 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
::::: The GRATEFUL DEAD June 16, 1974

I recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

5 stars for the mix
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance

Billy is having a ball at this show, he's layin' down different grooves on Bertha, IKYR, etc.

That could be Ned. I don't recall anyone else with that "sound" play'n with the GRATEFUL DEAD back then other than Ned Lagin (pronounced lay-gin).

It would be a treat to have a show with Ned in it. Ned was from M.I.T. and Brandeis University. He's the keyboard player that got away...and lived.

It would be nice to know who is playing keyboards, because it sure doesn't sound like Keith and it doesnt' sound like Ned.

Ned was never "the keyboard player" for the GRATEFUL DEAD. So, I doubt it's him. So who could it be???

Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry...

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the Love.
Reviewer: beb252 - - January 29, 2009
Subject: Playin'
My favorite Playin' of all time. Ultra fucking spacy, as if the UFOs had touched down in some Iowa cornfield. Is Ned Lagin at this show or something?
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